Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Anthropologie Review: Sale Goodies

Happy New Year's Eve! You know you are old and tired when you are already home from the party (ok, truth by told we had the party) and you are happily blogging with your glass of champagne at 10:30. I guess I'm just happy that both kids are asleep.

I have such a huge backlog of reviews coming up. My little 11 week old has been a great sleeper but she is a bugaboo to get to bed which means no free time for me. In the priority list, blogging falls pretty low but I miss it! I'm going to try to make just a little bit of time each day to get it done. We'll see if that happens. Right now I'm happy if I'm showered and fed!

A few quickie sale reviews:
Afternoon Abroad Tee (XS)
The fabric is so soft. The colors are a bit garish to me. I believe this is basically the same as the Francophile Tee which I love. Just wasn't loving this graphic or the color of the actual t-shirt.

Animalia Tee (S)
The cute little detail at the neckline makes this special. I particularly like this horse graphic. I'm not really thrilled with the way any tops fit me right now because of the breastfeeding but this one is definitely cute and comfy.

Averie Dress (Size 4)
The color is lovely and the fabric is thick and comfortable. Again, this is not a good time for me to buy dresses since eventually my chest will go back to human size instead of stripperpalooza size so I passed on this one. I think my normal size 2 would be fine. A nice, modest, going out to dinner dress.

Keavy Jacquard Jacket (XS)

I felt sort of Golden Girls in this. The fabric is so old looking. The fit and drape are pretty good but U I still felt like a grandma, growing fuzz on her body...

Camelback Cocoon Shrug (XS/S)
This is adorable. Very lightweight but it creates a really nice shape considering it's that cocoon style. I might have to wait for the price to drop a little more before I'm ready to bite but I love the neutral color and the way it fits.

Angel of the North unknown cardigan

Love this burgundy color and the back detail is interesting. In general, I'm not a huge fan of crochet. Always afraid I'll snag it and looks a little 70's hippie dippie tome. Overall a nice cardi though if you are a fan of this look!

Seascape Maxi Skirt (Size S)
Big hot mess. Runs small. I love the fabric and the idea but the hi-low hem is too extram and the fit is unflattering in the hips. Don't need extra weight on my hips right now.

Pinion Dress (size 4)
Just going on here. It has a nice fit but I still felt like it added visual weight. Maybe because of the ginormous brightly colored print, puff sleeves and puffy skirt. Too much going on at once. I think this dress will overwhelm a lot of petite people.

Splitshade Tulip Hem Dress (S)
The fabric is very stretchy and comfortable. It looked small on the hanger so I sized up to a small and I'm glad I did. Creates flattering lines and the teal is nice.

??? (size S)
This definitely runs small. I like the lace on top but otherwise it's a bit meh and short.

I have a lot more Anthro reviews coming up. Tried some things out of my comfort zone recently. Can't resist the tag sale!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

J. Crew Review: Linen Baseball Tee, Side-Slit Tunic, Collection Tropical Jacquard Short, Collection Lace-Up Dress in Mixed Prints

a few more quick reviews!

Collection Lace-up Dress in Mixed Prints (size 2)
Okay. When Final sale goes away I get a little loony. I've been eyeing this dress forever and just wanted to try it. I knew I wouldn't keep it but I was just... so... curious. There is something sort of adorable about it - the print is so fun and upbeat. The pink on the torso is a little crazy. The worst part is the lace up. Seriously makes me feel like a 1970's pirate. it's a bit blousy through the waist and hip area. Fluttery sleeves make me feel a bit twee.
Still those colors - that print - loveth. I think i'm too old for this dress :)

 Side-slit tunic (XS)
The picture does not make this look so exciting but it is lovely. Just the amount of drape to hide the ol' baby belly and just enough hug to give some shape. Really like these.

 Collection Tropical Jacquard Short (size 4)
Again, final sale goes away and I start drinking the crewlade like a crazy cat lady. I actually really like these. I sized up per the reviews. The fit on the side and back is lovely. The front picture I'm not loving because there is a pleat on each side but I think it's also because I tucked my shirt in like a big dork. The colors are truly neon but when it's just a little bit on a short, I don't mind it.
Close up of print. Eee.... so fun!

 Linen Baseball Tee (XXS)
I'm not saying this is super exciting but me likey. Again, just enough drape around the ol' belly to not make my feel self-conscious. Plus, nice lower neckline. I sized down and that was the right decision.

Liking some of those old sale items. Perhaps I'm just getting sale goggles...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

J. Crew Review: Swiss-Dot Tuxedo Shirt, Sweatshirt Dress, Flannel Shirt in Buffalo Check, Cap-Sleeve Shirttail Blouse, Belted Cardigan

Just some quickies. The lovely bambino has been going to bed earlier and sleeping for longer and I have every intention of taking advantage of that!!

Swiss-Dot Tuxedo Shirt (size 2)

Yeah. Hmm... I love the idea of a tuxedo blouse but they don't look so hot on me. The swiss-dot is lovely and delicate but entirely see through. The collar seems strangely small. Out of proportion small. The fit is also a bit boxy. This is my usual size 2 and it was a bit big which is shocking since my chest is pretty large right now.

Sweatshirt Dress (XS)
I want to love this. Sooooo badly. It really is the most lovely heavy sweatshirt material and it feels like yummy yums on. I don't think it's doing much for my body. My husband asked why I was wearing a blanket. While I don't think it's that bad I'm not sure it's that great. I really want it to work and so am trying to find things to pair it with to fancy it up a bit.

 Flannel Shirt in Buffalo Check (size 4)
I like this shirt. It's quite bright and the material is nice and soft. I sized up to accommodate breastfeeding business but I think I would take my regular 2. It definitely feels roomy. Wish it were a bit more subtle but overall nice.

Cap-Sleeve Shirttail Blouse (size 2) in Clay Sand
I'd say you could size down on this one. I tried on a size 0 later and it also fit great. I'm actually glad I bought the 2 though because it was less grabby at the hips and I like the low neckline. The color is beautiful. I'll probably wear a cami underneath.

 Merino Wool V-Neck Cardigan (XS) in Heather Mineral

Love this color. It is great great great. Not sure how I feel about the length but I guess you can't have every sweater by boyfriend length. It was on sale for either $49 or $39 plus 40%. The wool feels thicker and nice. Only thing I noticed is that on some the button holes were sort of stretched out. FYI.

 Mohair Cardigan (XS) in heather river
Not a huge fan of mohair. I think the sweater is fine - love the length and overall slouchy fit - but couldn't really get excited about it.

 Merino Wool Belted Cardigan with Lurex (XS) in light mauve
This sweater is so confusing. The belt is a hot mess. I'm showing you the back because they attached the belt REALLY low so when you go to tie it, it makes everything bunch up. Frumpadumpalous.

I love it better without the belt but since it's attached it's a no go. 

 Crab Top (size 2)
I actually love the fit on this one. The stiffness is appreciated for a nice structure. The crab is a bit bizarre. My husband said, "Is there a beetle trying to pinch your breast?". That's not good. It's a shame. If it had a different graphic I would have kept it but as is, boo. Plus, as everyone has mentioned, the graphic does not line up at the seam. Sloppy.

Hoping for a fun black Friday promotion but often find J Crew to be a bit stingy. I supposed we'll see!